Wednesday 6 May 2020

Giving Colour B4 hair colour remover a try - Review!

I have dyed my hair lots over the last 20 years and over the last 6 months I have gone from dark red, to brown to pillar box red, back to dark red, purple and most recently blue with pink ends. It got to the point where the colour wasn't sticking properly and something needed to be done. 

I decided to give a hair colour remover a try. I have used Colour B4 in the past and it worked OK. Years ago I went from dark red and it lightened my hair to ginger. It definitely took most of the red out.

ColourB4 is the easy way to remove hair colour at home. Simply comb in, wait, rinse away and your hair is free of colour without using ammonia or bleach. It takes you back to your lightest shade. It will return your hair to its natural colour if the artificial hair colour applied is darker than your natural level.

When I started my hair was blue/purple with blondish ends and I just assumed it would go back to light brown or even ginger.

To use this you mix part A (the activator) & B (the remover) together and then section the hair into 4. Working from underneath gently work the product through the hair ensuring it is well covered. Once hair is completely covered, place cling film over the hair. This generates heat and encourages the colour to loosen from the hair. 

It was a gloriously sunny day so I went and sat outside for a bit to get a extra bit of heat on my head and some fresh air. The Colour B4 mixture really does stink, a lot like rotten eggs. You leave the lotion on for 60 minutes before you rinse.

When I came back in from outside the kids were laughing. It turns out my hair had started to turn green. I just assumed that was part of the process. 

Once ColourB4 has been on the hair for 60 minutes you then rinse it for 5 minutes using warm water. Once rinsed apply half of the bottle C (the buffer) like a shampoo and then rinse for a further 5 minutes and apply the 2nd half of bottle C and rinse again. 

This isn't a quick process from start to finish it took nearly two hours and when I was finished I was left with a mixture of blonde and green hair.

I was half hoping that it would go back to blonde, the colour I always lighten it to before I put a bright colour on. I was not expecting green but I did sort of like it. It certainly was something a little different. After I had towel dried it I put a good couple of handfuls of conditioner on it as it felt more like straw than hair. I have dyed my hair a lot in the last year and it has never felt anything like it did. I was worried to put another dye on so kept the green overnight. Thankfully the conditioner helped.

It did work despite it being green. It got rid of the build up of colour and but I won't be rushing to use it again as it left my hair feeling awful! I didn't stick with the green, I went pink the next day. hehehe

The Colour B4 costs around £9.99 from most places that you buy hair products but I bought mine from Ebay for £6.99 so it is worth looking on there. 

Have you had any hair disasters lately?


  1. Oh my goodness - that tree is a bit scary! I hope you now have a colour that you're happy with again :o)


  2. I’m Pakistan and my bottoms ombré has just a pink colour mask added which wouldn’t fade so I used colour b4 frequent use and it completely stained the hair green and I tried dying over I’m now mouldy green as opposed to the lime green